Top 5 Fastest Footballers In The World

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    Ronaldo beats Robben, Walcott and Rooney in fastest footballer study 11 December 2009 - 16:26 | Sport.co.uk

    Ronaldo beats Robben, Walcott and Rooney in fastest footballer study
    Author: Ben Moss
    Posted on:11 December 2009 - 16:26

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    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the world’s quickest footballer according to German publication Der Spiegel. The study claims the former Manchester United winger and Premier League speedster is quicker than Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. The man who recently usurped his Ballon d’Or award, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, was not in the top five according to the study.
    The report claims Ronaldo reaches an average speed of 33.6 kilometres per hour (20.88 mph), marginally ahead of Robben who is measured at 32.9 kph. Making up the top five is Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie with an average speed of 32.1 kph.


    Top Five fastest footballers courtesy of Der Spiegel:
    Cristiano Ronaldo 33.6 kilometres per hour
    Arjen Robben 32.9 kph
    Theo Walcott 32.7 kph
    Wayne Rooney 32.6 kph
    Robin Van Persie 32.1 kph


    Surely this is flawed somewhat by the inclusion of Van Persie?
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    I don't really think Rooney is all that fast anymore either. I reckon Valencia's faster.
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    kouroux Full Member

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    I think running with the ball for some players, it can give you a wrong impression that they're slow
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    Yeah these speed tables always make little sense.

    Lennon, Clichy, Traore, Odonkor and probably dozens of lower league players are probably faster than all of the above. But then that list of names wouldn't get any publicity.
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    Hmm, I don't think Rooney is that fast.
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    davisjw Full Member

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    Agreed. Love Rooney and all but no way is he on a top 5 of fastest players in the world of football.
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    It's flawed because it's blatantly a load of bollox.

    Not one defender in the top five?

    My arse.
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    Ivica Olic was registered as the fastest footballer in the latest European championships with something like 34 km/h, he must really have eaten a lot of pancakes in a year to have been ejected from the top 5


    ah, there you go, 31,76 km/h. Obviously Robben was feeling slow in the Euros, 2 km/h slower than in this Spiegel study, that's half a metre less per second. I thought players were slower as time went by ?

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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    I reckon they've measured the distanced covered during a game by each player and worked out an average speed that way.

    Theres no way Michael Ballack is a "fast" player.
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    He would be the fastest, he just can't be assed to be.
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    No Ashley Cole?

    Hmm.
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    The way to determine the fastest footballer should be a 100m competition during the summer. None of this average speed bollocks. You could do one 100m comp with the ball and one without it.

    I reckon flat out over 100m some of the fastest players around are Agbonlahor, Lennon, Ronaldo, Ashley Cole, Martins, Robben. Maybe Torres and Ribery.
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    Doubt it.

    Most players cover 10 km per game, which would make the average speed around 6.6 km/hr.
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    Walcott would be right up there. He's lightening.
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    Indeed, this was the average pace in a sprint so it is relevant. To see Robben gaining two km/h in a year is quite clearly underscoring one of these lists is flawed.

    Quite surprised to see Ballack in that EURO list but 30,88 km/h is not all that impressive, plenty of players outside the top ten were at around 30,70 km/h so it's a matter of centimetres between him and an averagely pacey player.


    Surely the fact van Persie is 8 inches taller than Aaron Lennon and the like mantles our judgement. One who has seen him live would be better suited to assess his pace.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    Well, obviously players don't run full speed for 90 minutes but i can't see any other way Ballack makes it onto any "fastest" list above the likes of Odonkor, Gallas, Anelka or Henry.
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    Pato is the fastest
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    I'm sorry but Rooney is not faster than Wright-Philips, what tosh
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    Well I've seen him live and he didn't come across as one of the fastest players on the planet
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    The only reason central midfielders like Ballack and Fabregas (who was in another list) is because they've had the opportunity in a game to break into a galloping 40-50m sprint. Whereas somebody like Nicolas Anelka might only be making a 20m burst - yet they still get measured in the same spastic way.
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    The same study was done in 2007 by Nike but in reference to the PL. Then Ronaldo was fastest runner with a ball but came close second to Ashley Young in a sprint. Agbonlahor was second fastest with a ball and Walcott third fastest overall. Also mentioned then were Lennon, Rooney I think and a 7th or 8th bloke who couldn't have been any special :)
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    The quickest player in England was wayne ferraday who's fatsest 100 metres was olympic standard. Unfortunately he was fecking useless, the quickest player probably plays for some shit team.
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    That study is all wrong. Even we can tell on tv that there are other players faster than most of them.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    People need to realize that the study only contains the top teams in Europe. It's probably some technology in the CL that they are basing this on.
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    That is a pretty shit list. I have never thought of Van Persie as being that fast.
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    The quickest Liverpool player I ever saw was Steve Heighway. Who was the quickest manc? Best was fecking quick, so were Coppell and Hill.
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    Fastest players in the Prem:

    Torres
    Agbonlahor
    Lennon
    Valencia
    Walcott
    Rooney
    Obertan??
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    There's a huge difference between being fast in a sprint and being fast with the ball at your feet. I can believe Ronaldo is the fastest in the world while dribbling, but if it's just a flat out sprint there are countless lower league players plus people like Bellion that are faster.

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